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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert-Nails

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Nails. Bottom line you NEED to have your nails look amazing the day of your wedding! Whether you get them professionally done or just do them yourself, it’s a must. From photos, to everyone asking to see your ring…EVERYONE will see your nails, so make sure they’re presentable. Simple elegant is

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert-Prints

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Prints.  After you get your wedding photos back…get prints!  I don’t care if they’re large, small, canvas, metallic, etc, etc…just get them done!  My wife and I took 6 months to get some prints made and I’m a photographer!!!  Don’t just post them to Facebook or worse yet just leave

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Heels

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Heels.  Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love heels as much as the next girl…the 4 pairs of Camuto’s and Melani’s we just got for my wife last weekend from Dillards can attest to this!  I would however, recommend to most brides that they skip the heels and only rock

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Your Dress WILL get dirty…roll with it!

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Your dress WILL get dirty.  Bottom line your dress will get dirty and the underside will be absolutely filthy by the end of your wedding day.  I always find it funny how careful everyone is with the dress leading up to the wedding and even the morning of your big

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March 24, 2015 1:22 PM
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daximus
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Wedding Photography

Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: The Cake

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Cake. I’m a conessueir of cake…I’ve had A LOT of it over the years. As far as local cake vendors are concerned here’s what I’ve found to be true. Best tasting-ranked from best to worst…Rosauers, Black Cat, The Pearl, Bernices. Cost-Rosauers (barely beat BC), Black Cat, Bernices, The Pearl. Creative look/beauty-Black

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Wedding Website

Bride Tips from Dax Photography​:  Wedding Website.  This is a great way for couples to provide details of the event to the guests and to get more accurate RSVP’s.  Many wedding sites allow you to build your own site within theirs that just has the basics (the knot, etc).  If you’re feeling even more creative

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: The First Look

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  The First Look.  Some couples choose to have a first look before the ceremony.  It allows couples more time to spend together the day of their wedding.  There are countless ways to do a first look but my favorite has to be the bride sneaking up behind the waiting groom…it’s

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Engagement Portraits

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Engagement Portraits. I highly recommend couples to get engagement portraits. Not only do you get beautiful images to use in invitations, etc, but they are a great way to get to know your photographer and their style. Make sure your session speaks to who you are as a couple! If you

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Pets in the wedding

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Pets in Weddings.  My wife and I absolutely love our puppies…they are our family!  In fact I love weddings so much I named my dog Veil!  I often hear couples the day of their wedding say “awww…I wish our puppy was here!”  My advice is that you really should do

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Tipping Vendors

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Tipping wedding vendors.  There are no hard and fast rules here and certainly no expectations from any of the vendors.  The general rule here is that you really should try to take care of a vendor that goes above and beyond what you expected from them.  If you do tip

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: The Schedule

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: The Schedule. I’ve had a lot of questions about the schedule for the day of the wedding. While each one is different, one of the main time factors is how many bridesmaids you have (expect 40 minutes per hair style and 35 minutes per makeup application). My wife said it best…”Would

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Fake Lashes

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Fake Lashes.  Bottom line you NEED these as a bride!  I take so many shots that feature eyes and lashes during a wedding it’s crazy.  The subtle addition of fake lashes draws more attention to your eyes…never a bad thing!  But be smart about it…you want a subtle addition, not

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Where to get ready

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Where to get ready. This is something that is often times an afterthought for most brides. However, as a photographer it makes a HUGE difference! I totally understand that you may be limited by the venue/location and that’s perfectly fine (I’ll get creative with it for sure). But just keep this

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Guests Dancing.

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Guests dancing. One of my biggest pet peeves at weddings is when guests just sit and watch as other guests dance. You wanna know what the best gift you could possibly ever give the bride and groom the day of their wedding…show them you’re having a good time! I don’t care

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Cell Phones During The Ceremony

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Cell phones during the ceremony.  In this day and age this has become a HUGE issue.  As a photographer it’s of particular concern…I can’t tell you the number of guests that ruin shots by standing in the middle of the aisle, standing up, etc trying to get pics on their

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Reception Schedule

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Reception Schedule. Make sure you touch base with both the DJ and Photographer about what/when you’d like to have happen during the reception. There are a few exceptional DJ’s out there who always work with photographers and coordinate as the night progresses. Bad things happen when they don’t coordinate. Bottom line

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: The Schedule

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: The Schedule. You’ll need to come to terms with the fact that any schedule you make the day of a wedding is merely a suggestion! Things will undoubtedly run late and take much longer than expected. My best advice to brides is to just roll with it and do your best

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Makeup

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Makeup. Get it professionally done…period! There is a major difference between makeup that is photoshoot ready and what you normally wear.  Skin Chic is flat out the best for weddings! Regardless of who you use, a professional will use the best quality products (often using an airbrush for your foundation) and will make

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Family Photos

Bride Tips and Favorite 2014 Wedding Photos From Dax Photography​:  Family Photos.  I get a lot of brides who request that the family photos be done before the ceremony.  While this seems like a great idea in theory…in real life, this virtually never works!  There is always a key family member who is either not

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Food for the bride and groom

Food for the bride and groom.  This one goes out to all the bridesmaids, groomsmen, family caterers, etc.  Make sure the bride and groom get fed during the reception!  Too often the couple gets pulled away from their meals for one reason or another (photos, dances, socializing, etc, etc).  As a general rule I would

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Flowers

Flowers.  One of the best ways to save money is to do your own flowers.  If want to save even more…make them yourself and get creative with it.  One of my favorite bouquets of all time was dried wheat wrapped around dried poppy pods…it was only $15 at the farmers market!  For Jen and I’s

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: The Details

The Details. Make sure you have the rings, shoes, flowers, jewelry, etc with you first thing in the morning. The sooner your photographer can get the items like these for the detail shots, the better! It will result in better shots that have a ton more creativity! www.daxphotography.com

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Vendors

Vendors.  As a general rule, the old adage rings true… you get what you pay for…especially when it comes to wedding vendors!  Please make sure you hire professionals.  A general standard I use for determining if a vendor is an actual professional or just doing it on the side is to ask if they have

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Invitations

Invitations. These need to go out 2-3 months ahead of time. Again you can get as creative and crazy as you want! Jen and I wanted some epic invitations that reflected who we were. We wanted something that no one had seen before. The only way we found to do that was to make them

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Published on:
February 5, 2015 1:34 PM
Author:
daximus
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Wedding Photography

Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Save The Dates

Save the Dates.  Generally these are sent about 5-6 months ahead of time (for a non destination wedding).  You’re welcome to get as creative as you’d like, but don’t forget to say where the wedding will be (common mistake).  These aren’t 100% necessary, but make a nice touch.  If you’re looking to save money you

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: The Groom’s Ring

The Groom’s ring. Guys typically don’t give much input into a wedding and the ring is no exception. Don’t just drag him to a jewelry store and have him pick one…let him know that he can get creative with it. My wedding ring is made entirely of a Brazilian wood…it’s absolutely stunning, lightweight and is

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Wedding Photography Tips From Dax Photography: The Veil

If you’re going to wear a veil for your wedding make sure it’s properly secured into your hair…just setting it in with the comb won’t last long. Make sure you have 2 bobby pins on each side of the comb and push them in so they form an ‘X’ over the teeth of the comb.

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If your dress has button hooks/loops the best way to attach them is a crochet hook, but in a pinch a bobby pin will work almost as well.

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography 12

At my own wedding in September, my wife and I decided to make it an adults only affair.  I’m seeing this at more and more weddings.  We were worried that our guests who were parents would be upset…in fact it, was exactly the opposite.  Everyone LOVED the idea and treated it like a romantic date

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If you’re planning on spending any time outdoors in heels the day of your wedding get a set of Soulmates. They’re clear rubber/plastic caps to go on the end of your heels so you don’t sink into the grass.

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography 10

Bring extra black socks. At least one of the groomsmen will undoubtedly forget theirs! I always carry an extra pair in my emergency kit.

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography 9

“Styled Wedding” This is a term in our industry where a group of wedding vendors will get together and do a photoshoot with professional models. Basically it’s a fake wedding for a photoshoot. Vendors do these to increase their portfolio’s and get stunning images. Be careful when selecting vendors and ask to see examples from

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